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Afghanistan mounts offensive to retake Kunduz city from Taliban

Sep 29, 2015    

Kunduz: Afghan troops backed by US air support launched a counter-offensive Tuesday to retake Kunduz, a day after Taliban insurgents overran the strategic northern city in their biggest victory since being ousted from power in 2001.Gun battles erupted and Humvees rolled through the city as Afghan security forces, who had retreated to the outlying airport after the fall, began a counter-strike backed by reinforcements.The Taliban had captured government buildings and freed hundreds of prisoners on Monday, raising their trademark white flag throughout the city.The stunning fall of the provincial...

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